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No Dull Drama

December 14, 2010

Dorothy Sayers, writing in 1938:

Official Christianity, of late years, has been having what is known as “a bad press.” We are constantly assured that the churches are empty because preachers insist too much upon doctrine—”dull dogma,” as people call it. The fact is the precise opposite. It is the neglect of dogma that makes for dullness.

The Christian faith is the most exciting drama that ever staggered the imagination of man—and the dogma is the drama. . . . Now, we may call that doctrine exhilarating or we may call it devastating; we may call it revelation or we may call it rubbish; but if we call it dull, then words have no meaning at all.

Excerpted from The Greatest Drama Ever Staged

[HT: Justin Taylor]

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2 Comments
  1. “but if we call it dull, then words have no meaning at all.”
    The reason so much of church today is meaningless I think.

  2. iarehelopilot permalink

    Dull is a state mind. Most that would call it dull have a dull mind. 😉

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